Huntress:

Thrill of the Hunt

A Hunter x Hunter Ladies and Fems Fanzine 2021-2022

Current status: accepting preorders!

Huntress Applications are CLOSED!

What's this about?
We're happy to announce the official opening of our shop at hxhladieszine.bigcartel.com!

You can buy a digital copy of the zine to read offline for $5 or a physical copy for $30 (shipping included)! We also have merch including stickers, postcards, magnets and charms!

Also make sure to check out our digital merch, including a 20 page print at home coloring book in US Letter and A4 sizes!

Preorders will open on 3/31, and close on 6/30! Get it while you can!

What's in the zine?
Huntress: Thrill of the Hunt is a teen-rated fanzine celebrating the wonderful women and non-binary characters of Hunter x Hunter. The zine is free to read online and features more than forty characters from 35 artists and 8 writers.

Originally released on March 8, 2022 for International Women's Day! If you are reading on mobile, click here.

The Huntress Mod Team would like to thank everyone who contributed to the teen-rated zine! For more information on our contributors, please see our contributor pages and guest pages on tumblr!

Meet the Mods

Shal

General Mod

Huntress Applications are CLOSED!
Huntress Applications are CLOSED!

hxhhas
mysoul

Writing Coordinator &
Production

Subdee

Comms,
Writing Coordinator
& Production

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Huntress Applications are CLOSED!

Flat-san

Art Coordinator

Xenon

Art Coordinator &
Graphics

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Huntress Applications are CLOSED!

Ughtenal

Graphics

For more information on the mod team, please see our meet the mods posts on tumblr!

Character List

A note on the character list - these characters are suggestions, but other characters not on this list are also fine as long as they are not Canon men.

Overall, our goal is to create an inclusive ladies, fems, and non-binary characters zine, so as long as your pitch fits the zine's overall theme we will consider it. The FAQ has more information about why we decided to do it this way.

With that being said, we love all the characters on this list and we hope you will consider them! <3

Image of HxH ladies with mod names underneath. Shal=Menchi, Munen=Canary, Subdee=Machi, Ughtenal=Shizuku and Geeky=Komugi
Image of HxH ladies with mod names underneath. Shal=Menchi, Munen=Canary, Subdee=Machi, Ughtenal=Shizuku and Geeky=Komugi
Image of HxH ladies with mod names underneath. Shal=Menchi, Munen=Canary, Subdee=Machi, Ughtenal=Shizuku and Geeky=Komugi
Image of HxH ladies with mod names underneath. Shal=Menchi, Munen=Canary, Subdee=Machi, Ughtenal=Shizuku and Geeky=Komugi
Image of HxH ladies with mod names underneath. Shal=Menchi, Munen=Canary, Subdee=Machi, Ughtenal=Shizuku and Geeky=Komugi
Image of HxH ladies with mod names underneath. Shal=Menchi, Munen=Canary, Subdee=Machi, Ughtenal=Shizuku and Geeky=Komugi
Image of HxH ladies with mod names underneath. Shal=Menchi, Munen=Canary, Subdee=Machi, Ughtenal=Shizuku and Geeky=Komugi
Image of HxH ladies with mod names underneath. Shal=Menchi, Munen=Canary, Subdee=Machi, Ughtenal=Shizuku and Geeky=Komugi
Image of HxH ladies with mod names underneath. Shal=Menchi, Munen=Canary, Subdee=Machi, Ughtenal=Shizuku and Geeky=Komugi
Image of HxH ladies with mod names underneath. Shal=Menchi, Munen=Canary, Subdee=Machi, Ughtenal=Shizuku and Geeky=Komugi

Zine Timeline

Huntress Applications are CLOSED!

General Overview

Huntress: Thrill of the Hunt is a teen-rated HxH Fanzine released for free as a digital PDF on March 8, 2022 for International Women's Day. Preorders for a physical copy of this zine are open until 6/30!

Huntress: Thrill of the Chase is a coloring and activity book, and can be purchased for $5 as a digital download for charity!

Huntress: Enjoying the Spoils is a pinup/mature rated minizine and calendar that will be added to the store on 4/30 as a digital download for charity!

Technical Specs

Huntress: Thrill of the Hunt
SFW Zine + Merch
Full color, 100 Pages, 6x9"
Perfect-bound physical zine
Digital download includes a twenty-page coloring book in US letter and A4 sizes

Huntress: Enjoying the Spoils
Pinup Zine + Calendar
Full color, ~30 pages, 8x6"
M-rated Digital download includes a 12-month printable calendar
in US letter and A4 sizes

Merchandise

We were able to successfully carry out our goal of producing a zine, coloring book, calendar, and other digital and physical merch! Please see our store at hxhladieszine.bigcartel.com for more information or to order!

FAQ

What is Huntress?
Huntress is a collaborative zine for Yoshiro Togashi’s Hunter x Hunter series. The main focus of the zine are the non male characters in the story, as a shorthand we use the words “ladies” for the female identified characters (cis and trans) and non-binary as an umbrella term for all other genders than male or females (regardless of the character’s gender assigned at birth).

When will the zine be released?
We're planning for a release date of March 8, 2022 to coincide with International Women's Day!

What will the zine cost?
Digital copies of Huntress:Thrill of the Hunt will be freely available to anyone who is interested.

Will there be a print edition?
To meet our goal of a March 8 release, we'll be focusing on a digital zine first. If there's interest, we will consider a paid print edition once the digital version has been released, and the zine will be designed with this possibility in mind.

What characters are welcome?
All non male identified characters are welcome. This means all canon female identified characters and all characters that either have no confirmed canon gender or are canon identified as neither male or female. Please see our character list.

What about headcanons?
This zine is focused on canon female and nonbinary characters. This can be open to interpretation, so characters not on our character list may be considered as long as they are not canon men and your pitch fits our zine's overall focus on ladies, fems and nonbinary characters. Our main goal is a diversity of content and to feature awesome characters who receive less attention.

Are there any characters that are not allowed in this zine?
Yes, the main four (Gon, Killua, Leorio and Kurapika) and the adult trio (Chrollo, Illumi, Hisoka) are not allowed as these characters already receive a lot of love from the fandom.

We know that Kurapika is often regarded as a nb character, some of us subscribe to this interpretation. There are also nb readings of Illumi. We’re all for these readings as well as other queer readings of the main four and adult trio characters. However, when the idea of this zine was conceived it was meant to highlight characters that get less love from the HxH fandom, thus the restriction on the most popular characters in the fandom.

Are there any other content or rating restrictions?
The zine will have two parts with different content restrictions.

Huntress: Thrill of the Hunt is a Gen/Teen rated fanart and fanfiction book accompanied by digital merchandise (for example, a colouring book). As "hunting" is one of the most valued things in the HxH world and it is defined as a lifelong journey we want to show what drives the ladies and non-binary characers in the series. While not all of them are capital h Hunters, all of them move through life with intent and we want to showcase that.

Female and non-binary characters of any age may be included in this book but the themes here will be lighter. Depending on the pitches this book may contain ship focused stories and images, but they will all adhere to the teen rating.

Huntress: Enjoying the Spoils is a Mature rated add-on zine accompanied by a pinup calendar or lookbook. What is a pinup calendar?

While the main book will still focus on what drives the HxH ladies, the M-rated zine and calendar/lookbook will focus on the more relaxed and sexier side of things. Characters of any age may be pitched to this book, but for M-rated ship content and the calendar/lookbook only canon adult characters are allowed. If you want to write/draw romance for the younger characters make sure it’s teen rating appropriate and pitch it to the Huntress: Thrill of the Hunt book.

What does M-rated mean?
The themes in the add-on zine may be drawn from the whole canon so they may be dark or violent in line with what is canon-typical. They may also be suggestive or erotic, but in the spirit of a DIY fanzine, not hardcore pornography. No full nudity or graphic sex acts accepted for either zine, please keep it classy.

What kind of contributions are you looking for?
We're looking for contributions from artists, fic writers, and graphic designers.

How will contributors be chosen?
Contributor applications will be judged according to content and technical ability.

If you are applying, we want to see your interpretation of the Hunter x Hunter characters. For this reason, all contributor applications should include at least one piece of Hunter x Hunter related content.

Do contributors need prior zine experience?
No! Above all else, we're looking for passionate and talented Hunter x Hunter fans to join us in celebrating the many great characters Togashi created!

What will production be like?
Details are still being finalized, so consider this a rough overview.

After contributors are accepted to the zine, they'll work with our content coordinators to pitch their ideas for their piece. Content coordination mods will make the final decision on which idea each contributor should work on, in order to ensure the zine's content is diverse and we have a range of characters. We expect this process will take 2-3 weeks.

After that point, contributors will have approximately 3 months to complete their pieces. There will be multiple check-ins throughout the process. Writers will work with a beta reader during the last month of production to revise and finalize their work. Artists will be given guidelines for print that their pieces should conform to and our graphics team will ensure all art is following the specifications.

How will contributors collaborate?
We'll be working via a Discord available to zine contributors only. All contributors chosen must use Discord to participate in the zine.

Where do I sign up?
Applications are now CLOSED! If you applied, check your email and discord messages on August 31st to see whether your application was accepted. Also, keep watching this space for more updates, like our full guest and contributor lineup :D